Georgia Air Line Railroad

The Georgia Air Line Railroad was chartered in 1856 to be a connection from Atlanta to points northeast of the city. Among the prominent citizens incorporating the railroad were Lemuel P. Grant, Richard Peters, and Jonathan Norcross. No tracks had been constructed by the time that the Civil War began and that conflict and its aftermath delayed the effort for several more years. Finally, in 1870, progress was made with the folding of the Georgia Air Line into the Atlanta & Richmond Air-Line Railway. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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